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  • Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation

    Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation
    Investigators in Florida and Seminole County are not the only ones looking for Steven Wayne Angle, who they think may have knowledge about the recent string of arson fires in Sanford. Georgia authorities recently issued an arrest warrant for Angle for...
  • Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges

    Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges
    A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail. "I am ashamed and saddened I stand before you in this capacity," Jill Swerdlin told Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin before the she was...
  • How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?

    How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?
    Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
  • U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages
    United States military forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria earlier this summer. During the attempt, U.S. forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover...
  • Most Legislative Incumbents Appear Headed To Victory

    A majority of the Democratic incumbent lawmakers facing primary challenges in Tuesday's voting appeared to have pulled out victories over their opponents, including some involved in high-profile General Assembly races in Hartford, Bridgeport and Norwalk....
  • Apploi offers technology to turn more inmates into employees

    Apploi offers technology to turn more inmates into employees
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, newly released inmates are most likely to commit a crime in the first three days they walk out of jail.  There are probably plenty of reasons for that -- for starters, the easy availability of...
  • Courts going soft on pot-smokers and sellers

    Courts going soft on pot-smokers and sellers
    Alan H. Oren was at home in Upper Mount Bethel Township when state police showed up a couple years ago and did something that, in his words, "wasn't too cool." Acting on what Oren believes was a tip from a neighbor, troopers searched a shed near his...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s son charged with felony cocaine possession

    Indio Falconer Downey, the son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony cocaine possession after being arrested in West Hollywood during a traffic stop.  He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of a smoking device in connection...
  • Roof collapse at Texas prison injures 19 inmates

    Roof collapse at Texas prison injures 19 inmates
    A roof collapse at a privately run Texas prison complex left 19 inmates injured Saturday, police officials said. The collapse occurred in the "inner portion" of the Diboll Correctional Center around 11:30 a.m., Diboll Police Sgt. Brandan Lovell told the...
  • Softening of drug-offender sentencing the right way to go

    The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Monday, July 28: The nation's retreat from a maniacal and misguided mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step. A federal...